Packing the truck. Let's put it this way: Our contracts say that we should be able to do it in 1.5-2 hours. If that is the case, then we will have to find a much faster way to do it. If we can shave, oh... 10 hours off the time it took last Friday, then I think we'll be in business. Yup, that's right. We were packing our truck until 1:30AM last Friday (technically Saturday.) Now, granted that much of that time was spent in actually learning what to do; on the road we'll already know it and be able to take much less time.
Which is a good thing, because there are days when we won't have that much time between performances, much less only for our load-out. I sat with Shannon from the theatre today, and we went over our touring schedule day-by-day and line-by-line. There is an amazing amount of work that we are going to have to do in a very short period of time. But now that we have everything set down on paper, it should seem to be much more managable. They even gave me a company cell phone for all of my business calling. I've talked to a few contacts at our venues, and all of them have been very friendly so far. It's going to be a very fun tour; if only for the week that we are going to spend in Peducah, KY. Yup. We will spend 4 nights there, so I hope that we can find something to do. Or I hope we bring enough board games and DVDs.